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  1. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    i recently just swapped over half of the dash from a donor 2006 passat to make the key work from the donor parts car onto my 2007 passat that had the key stolen. keep in mind the entire interior was taken apart and half of it still is im slowly putting it together. but im having flashing abs and...
  2. B5 Garage
    Hi, Last week my bakes sudenly locked up (only front left and back right) the abs and esp light came on. The car came to a stop. Over time it lets go but again driving over time the brakes lock up again. It helps if i unscrew the oil tube from the abs pump to let out presure but again when i...
  3. B5 Garage
    Recently picked up a new to me 2000 Passat for a project. Everything has been going great as far as getting it road worthy, however today I noticed a sort of “interesting” snag. Upon checking all the lights, we noticed that the brake lights work fine with the headlights off, however when you...
  4. B5 Information-Base
    This is a DIY for replacing the parking brake cables for :b55: Passat front wheel drive. If you have to replace one you might as well replace the other. I'm writing this because I have 3 manuals and none of them had all the right directions for doing it (Haynes, Audi A4/B5 Brake Repair and an...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I checked the pump unplugged with 12 v and it runs fine. Relay 373 in the 13 relay box and its' fuse are fine. Is there a module for the pump somewhere that could be bad? if anyone out there could send me a wiring diagram of the pump and its control would be great.
  6. B5 Garage
    I have a front wheel drive 1.8T and I just finished replacing the rear calipers. Unfortunately the brake cable on the right does not always retract. The cable has no plastic coating (unlike the left where it's in the process of crumbling off). I pulled the boot and some strands are rusted away...
  7. B5 Garage
    I will be replacing my rear brake calipers this weekend. My replacements came with mounting brackets. I have been working from an Audi B5 manual I found online because I do not have the Bentley. Also I found this neat DIY: Rear brake job, caliper removal, rotor replacement, and rear wheel...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all. So my back left brake is sticking, brake dust galore. But, this is the only caliper that's doing it, does that mean that the caliper is faulty, or could it be something else? Thanks!
  9. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Has anybody put these on their B7 Passat? Kahtec Technologies International ? Home Of The Flashing Brake Light ? Blinking Tail Lights to Improve Vehicle Safety Or can you program the car to do it.
  10. New Member Introductions
    Some people know how to improve the brake sensitivity of the 2012 passat, the brake pedal is very loose
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I posted about this in the 'what did you do to your B5 today' thread but I wanted to post up pictures also. Back in 2013 when I swapped in a replacement engine, I changed out many old and worn out parts, the master cylinder reservoir was one of them. About a month ago I noticed a hairline crack...
  12. B5 Garage
    While doing some maintenance I notice the brake reservoir seems to be seeping out of this scrunched/nipple/connection. There is a bit of fluid underneath this, and when I place my finger on the side/opening, a bit comes off/out. Pictures attached. Is this normal design? (having the connection...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Brake Pedal won't Decompress I've got a 2003 v6. Manual transmission. 140,000 miles. The rear left caliper was bad and I replaced it (along with pads and rotors). There was a leak. I determined it was the crush washers on the banjo bolt. So, I ordered a new brake line. It just came in today...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Posted this on the VW Vortex forum as well, and hoping someone here might see this and be able to help out in case you don't frequent the Vortex forum. The parking brake on my 2012 SE has very little resistance when I pull up on it. It does engage, but only once the handle is pulled to nearly...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi guys, Sorry to post this and I have done searches on here, Google etc. Please can anyone point me in the direction on the parking brake switch wiring schematic. Many thanks, Kris
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 1.8T 139K miles. I flushed the brakes last week as I'm pretty sure it's never been done before. Now I hear a scraping noise after braking (on both fronts). The noise goes away above 20 MPH. I figured the new fluid didn't allow the calipers/pads to fully retract. I decided to replace...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello guys , I own a 2002 1.8T VW passat . I change my brake fluid at least once in 2 years. My mechanic suggested me to use Dot5 brake fluid(FTE). Specification codes do match the vehicle , but I would like to ask you all , if there is a problem using Dot5 instead of Dot4 ? Thank you
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I want to drain the brake fluid reservoir and fill it with fresh fluid but the screen does not seem to come out and a small vent across from the cap seems to be where fluid should be added but not removed. Is there a trick to removing the screen under the cap without destroying the screen? If...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just wanted to know what Brake fluid I should use, I know it's Dot 4, but is there a preference in Brand?
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